Some Fantastic Place by Chris Difford
My Life in and out of Squeeze

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...the book rather staggers to a close. That won’t prevent serious Squeeze fans from lapping up every word. For everyone else, it’s the earlier parts of the book that really sing...
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'King George Street in Charlton, South London, was my first home. Six prefabs, three pubs, a school, a church and a yard where the electricity board kept cables. Two long rows of terraced houses faced each other at one end of the street, and at the other, big houses with big doors and even bigger windows. There was a phone box next to one of the pubs, and when it rang everyone came out to see who it was for. It was a tiny road - at one end of which there was Greenwich Park. It was heaven being there; its beauty always shone on me from the trees at sunsets and from the bushes in the rain. I was there in all weathers. It was 1964, I was 10 years old and this is when my memory really begins. The previous decade is built up from vague recollections that lean heavily on the imagination.'

Chris Difford is a rare breed. As a member of one of London's best-loved bands, the Squeeze cofounder has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as 'Cool for Cats', 'Up the Junction', 'Labelled with Love', 'Hourglass' and 'Tempted'. Some Fantastic Place is his evocative memoir of an upbringing in South London in the '60s and his rise to fame in one of the definitive bands of the late '70s and early '80s.

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Published August 31, 2017 by Orion.
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst on Aug 31 2017

...the book rather staggers to a close. That won’t prevent serious Squeeze fans from lapping up every word. For everyone else, it’s the earlier parts of the book that really sing...

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